Month: August 2015

  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 2015

    Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 2015

    The fifth annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival took place on August 27-30, 2015.  The three evening events this year were the same as in past years, with Thursday night’s event dubbed “Ultimate Bites of L.A.” while Friday and Saturday nights’ events keeping the same theme/name as previous years, “Night Market” and “Live on […]

  • Santa Monica Yacht Club

    Santa Monica Yacht Club

    My family and I are big fans of chef-owner Andrew Kirschner’s highly acclaimed restaurant Tar & Roses—I’ve reviewed it twice on this blog.  Last month, when my parents were in town, we had to find a place for dinner, and my wife suggested T&R.  She hadn’t heard that a fire had shut down the restaurant earlier […]

  • Fall Food Festivals and Events

    I thought the end of summer would indicate a ramping down of food festivals, but the fall is gearing up to be packed with events.  While the sheer numbers are likely not as high in the past few months, the ones that are coming up in September and October are fairly high caliber, some backed […]

  • Ricebar


    The cuisine of The Philippines is not something I have had a lot of experience with.  At company potlucks and parties I’ve attended, I’ve tried the fried lumpias (spring rolls) and chicken adobo (stew) that my Filipino coworkers would bring.  I’ve had lechon (roast pig) and pancit (stir-fried rice noodles) at birthday parties for my […]

  • Ceviche Project at Skybar

    Ceviche Project at Skybar

    Last month, I experienced one of those “only in L.A.” moments that I’ve encountered just a handful of times since moving to the left coast over a decade ago.  I found myself at Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel in the heart of West Hollywood, surrounded by beautiful people, enjoying gorgeous seafood paired with fancy cocktails.  […]